Public Interest Fellowships
Post-graduate public interest fellowships are an excellent way to begin your career in public interest law. Many fellowships are project-based, where applicants partner with a non-profit organization and apply for external funding based on a specific proposed project. Others are funded directly by the organization with which the fellow will work. The fellowship application process primarily takes place during the 2L summer and 3L year but it is important to foster relationships with potential sponsors as early as your 1L year.
If you would like periodic emails with tips, opportunities, and deadlines, email Sofia Parino at email@example.com. For more information about potential fellowship opportunities visit:
- Post Graduate Public Interest Fellowships
- Equal Justice Works Fellowships - 2018-2020 applications are now closed
- Skadden Fellowships - 2018-2020 applications are now closed
- Berkeley Law Foundation - 2018 application are now closed
- Soros Justice Fellowship - 2018 applications are now closed
- PSJD (formerly PSLawNet)
2018 Post-Bar Fellowship Opportunities
The lists below are just samples of the opportunities available and are only updated on a periodic basis. You are encouraged to visit PSJD often for the latest opportunities.
- *NEW* Legal Fellow - Disability Rights California - Sacramento and Ontario - application due by February 23, 2018
- *NEW* Capital Appeals Project PostGraduate Fellowship - The Promise of Justice Initiative - New Orleans, LA - application due February 26, 2018
- *NEW* Americorps Legal Advocates of Massachusetts - multiple locations, MA - applications reviewed on rolling basis until positions are filled.
- *NEW* Americorps Member: Medical-Legal Partnership Attorney - Alaska Legal Services Corporation - Fairbanks and Sitka, AK - applications reviewed on rolling basis
- *NEW* Criminal Justice Policy Program Fellow - Harvard Law School - no due date listed
- *NEW* PolicyLink is seeking a legal fellow with external funding for its Oakland office. PolicyLink Legal’s main issue areas are equitable economic development/housing policy (directed by Julian Gross) and racial justice in policing and criminal justice systems (directed by Anand Subramanian). PolicyLink Legal focuses on policy research/development and transactional client representation—rather than litigation or direct services—although there may be the opportunity to participate in amicus briefs and possibly work with pro bono counsel on certain types of impact litigation. Fellows should have a demonstrated commitment to advancing social justice; applicants are required to secure external funding, but PolicyLink can provide benefits. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- PULSE Fellowship in Artificial Intelligence, Law, and Policy - UCLA School of Law - application due February 28, 2018
- EJW Fellowship Opportunity for LGBTQ 3Ls of Color - New York - application due February 28, 2018
- *NEW* Thurgood Marshall Center Law Teaching Fellowship - Howard University - Washington DC - application due March 23, 2018
- *NEW* San Joaquin Valley Law Fellow - Immigrant Legal Resource Center - Fresno, CA - application due April 1, 2018
- *NEW* Dr. Espanola Jackson PostGraduate Legal Fellowship - Brightline Defense - San Francisco, CA - applications reviewed on a rolling basis, final deadline May 18, 2018